Top 5: Places to Run in Alexandria

With cooler fall weather comes the onset of race season, and Alexandria is no exception. Hundreds of runners will hit the city streets for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Half Marathon this weekend, the .US National 12K in November, and many 5k and 10k races in between. Whether you’re training for an upcoming race or just want to hit the trails for some exercise, Alexandria offers both scenic and urban running routes that will be sure to get you motivated and out the door!

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Top 7 Places for Photos in Old Town Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria gives photographers plenty to work with in terms of scenery, color and life: the city is studded with vibrantly colored doors and brick, cobblestone streets and stunning views of the Potomac River. With so much extraordinary scenery and architecture, Alexandria offers sought-after locales for engagement shoots, weddings, family photos, fashion shoots, and of course those no-filter-needed Instagrams. Continue reading

Top 5: Tips for Shopping the Old Town Boutique District Scavenger Hunt

Strap on your shopping shoes for Old Town Boutique District’s 7th Annual Scavenger Hunt! From September 18-20, dozens of Old Town Alexandria’s independent boutiques will open their doors to visitors in search of unique fashion finds, food and wine, home goods and more, including the chance to win gift certificates and merchandise from participating retailers. Continue reading

Influence and Inspiration with The Art League

In 1968, a small group of artists was house-hunting in Alexandria. The Art League, founded in 1954, needed more space for its growing school and gallery, and an old tobacco warehouse on Cameron Street fit the bill. 60 years later, this group’s contributions to Alexandria’s then budding art scene would inspire thousands of artists to come. Continue reading